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Memorable Manitobans: John Lawrence Veale (1868-1903)


Born in Ontario on 27 March 1868, son of John Bailey Veale (1836-1929) and Emma Grace Mason (1839-1910), he took teacher training and moved to Manitoba in the early 1890s. By 1895, he was Principal of Oakwood School (1895), during which year he was hospitalized with typhoid fever at the Brandon General Hospital from late August through late September. While at Oak Lake, he was elected an officer of the local Glee Club (1896). By 1898, he was enrolled at Wesley College, at which he was a member of the chess club, wrote for Vox Wesleyana, and graduated with a BA degree (1901). He was Principal of Maple Leaf School (1900-1901) and attained his First Class Teaching Certification (1901) from the Central Normal School before moving to Bates where he taught at Garnett School (1901-1902) and served as Board Secretary of the Eastland Methodist Church. On 9 January 1913, he suddenly contracted pneumonia, and within mere days, died at Bates on 13 January. His body was returned to Durham County, Ontario for interment in the Nestleton United Church Cemetery.


Death registrations [J L Veale], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1871, 1881, & 1891 Canada censes, Library and Archives Canada.

“Oak Lake,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 18 April 1895, page 3.

“Oak Lake,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 27 August 1895, page 4.

“Oak Lake,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 25 September 1895, page 7.

“Oak Lake,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 15 October 1895, page 5.

“University Council,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 4 March 1898, page 5.

“University of Manitoba,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 23 December 1899, page 8.

“Our Scout in the Transvaal A.N. Daykin,” by J. L. Veale, Vox Wesleyana, October 1900, pages 3-5.

“Bonspiel for Moosomin,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 8 December 1900, page 3.

“Certificates granted,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 30 May 1901, page 3.

“Mr. Spence endorsed,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 19 April 1902, page 22.

“Local and Personal,” Vox Wesleyana, January 1903, page 14. [University of Winnipeg Archives]

“Bates breezes,” Dufferin Leader, 15 January 1903, page 1.

“Bates breezes,” Dufferin Leader, 22 January 1903, page 1.

“Citizens of that Mighty Empire:” Imperial Sentiment among Students at Wesley College, 1897-1902” by Gordon L. Heath, Manitoba History, Number 49, June 2005.

Nestleton United Church Cemetery, FindAGrave.

Dawn Michelle Belyea family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 November 2018

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